Your home has a private well, and when the well starts to fail and show signs of needing repairs, you don't want to wait until it's too late to do anything about your problem. After all, your home's entire water supply is reliant on this well, which serves to pull the water out of the ground and make sure it's filtered for your consumption and daily use. If your well pump fails or is showing signs of wear, you will have a lesser quality of water, less water supply, or no water at all.
When are repairs necessary when it comes to your home's well pump? You should always have your well pump serviced by either the same company that installed the unit or by a company that is authorized to work on well pumps; never attempt to repair or replace this unit on your own. The following are signs that you should get your well checked out right away; don't wait to make an appointment. Get your well examined and get your water running correctly again.
When your water starts to taste strange or have sediment in it
If your water is starting to taste metallic or rusty or has strange sediment in it, you may be having issues with the well pump. The well pump may need to have its filter changed or cleaned out, or it may not be operating as it should and may be allowing unfiltered water to pass by.
If the pump isn't working at all, you may notice an excess of dirty water or even a lack of water pressure in addition to strangely colored or odd-tasting water. Discontinue any water consumption until you have had your well pump looked at.
When your pump starts to kick on and off randomly or unreliably
Is your well pump kicking on and off on its own. Do you have to engage the pump start relay often to get the pump up and running again? Does the pump make strange noises or vibrate a lot while it's in use? If so, the well pump needs to be repaired or inspected to see what is going on. An older pump may fail eventually, and a well pump that is operating dry may have issues as well that require immediate assistance. Call a well pump repair company to learn more.
The sooner you have your well inspected, the better off your home's water supply can be. A repaired well pump can last a long time, so invest in repairs as they are needed.